|Female Gila Woodpecker at her nest with a honeybee buzzing about.|
Sweetwater Wetlands... "Sweetwater"? Really?! I'm not so sure. I damn near fell over in the parking lot when the first wave of smell hit me. Maybe a more accurate name would be Stinkwater. I know all the birders in Tucson love this place but gee zippity people, nobody bothered to mention the smell! Though it is a good place to look at birds and it is fairly wheelchair accessible, it's not exactly a place where I would stop and have a picnic. And this was on a cool day in May. I can't imagine being here in the summertime.
|Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoniceus) |
at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, AZ, May 2011
|Mesquite bosque area bordering the parking lot|
at Sweetwater was hopping with birds and critters.
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